VMware Systems Administrator, Sr Advisor

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Administration
Newington, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Building Architecture



REQ#: RQ148323
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Transform technology into an opportunity as a Systems Administrator Advisor with GDIT. We are looking for a Systems Administrator Advisor to develop and maintain functional and secure vCenter Infrastructure. In this position you will mentor a team of engineers to troubleshoot and optimize our VMware Infrastructure for our client. In this role, you should have excellent problem-solving skills and thorough knowledge of VMware Enterprise administration and architecture.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems Administrator Advisor you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Administrators joining our team to enhance the enterprise VMware Architecture and broaden the client’s mission capabilities. Strong VMware and Storage design and security knowledge will keep our client on the leading edge of technology.  With a career in VMware technologies and Engineering, you’ll make the end user’s experience your priority and we’ll make your career growth ours.

By delivering simple solutions to complex problems as a Systems Administrator Advisor at GDIT. Here, you’ll tailor cutting-edge solutions to the unique requirements of our clients in Newington, VA.


  • Design, deploy and optimize VMware 7.0 Infrastructure

  • Configure and install IOS software, servers, and VMware software updates

  • Monitor VMware performance and storage integrity

  • Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing Infrastructure

  • Automate tasks and monitor their effectiveness

  • Mentor team members on technical issues

  • Create, oversee and test security measures (e.g. access authentication and disaster recovery)

  • Troubleshoot complex Infrastructure problems involving a wide variety technologies to include NetApp, NEXUS and VMware

  • Maintain complete technical documentation


  • Education: BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field. An additional 4 years of experience can substitute for degree

  • Required Experience: 8+ years of related Enterprise Administration experience

  • Required Certifications: COMPTIA Security + and VMware VCP Data Center

  • Security Clearance Level: TS/SCI

  • Required Skills and Abilities: 

  • Design, build and troubleshoot VMware deployments

  • Solid background in VMware administration and architecture

  • Firm understanding of Horizon and Dell Management Suite

  • Familiarity with access control models and VMware security

  • Experience with VMware diagnostic, monitoring and analysis tools (e.g. vRealize Operations Manager, Cisco InterSight and NetApp Systems Manager

  • Other duties are assisting with Horizon Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

  • Preferred Skills: 

  • General knowledge with writing network automation scripts

  • Working knowledge of VMware Horizon Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

  • Experience with NetApp Storage

  • Experience with NEXUS switches Layer 2

  • Experience with vRealize Operations Manager

  • Location: On Customer Site in Newington, VA


  • 401K with company match

  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications

  • Cutting-edge technology and the ability to make a real impact on the world around you.

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

8 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


VMware Certified Professional (VCP) - VMware

CompTIA - Security+ - CompTIA

Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.